Pike Place Market is a public market that is situated in the city of Seattle, USA. The market opened in 1907, it is one of the oldest continuously operated farmers markets in the World. The market is the place to go in the city to experience market trade, with many farmers, craftspeople and merchants selling their goods over multiple floors. The market is split into sections with areas selling fish, areas selling fresh meat and an area selling crafted goods and so on. The market is named after the street it is situated on Pike Place, the market was set up with the goal of ‘Allowing the consumer to meet the producer’.
The market overlooks Elliot Bay waterfront. The closest light rail stop to the market is ‘University Street Station’ which is a short walk away. The 41, 74, 101, 102, 150 and 255 buses stop outside of the station. If travelling by car, head for the ‘Public Market Parking Garage.
Opening Times and Admission
The market is open 19 and a half hours a day 363 days of the year, with its only days of closure being Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The market is free to enter.